King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard share single ‘People-Vultures’

King Gizzard colour general use image - photo credit Lee Vincent Grubb

The irrepressible King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have shared People-Vultures, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming album, Nonagon Infinity.

Amazingly their fourth album in 18 months, Nonagon Infinity is released on Flightless / Remote Control on Friday April 29th 2016 and the band previously announced its release with a free-wheeling video to album track, Gamma Knife.

After the acid-flecked cosmic jazz of Quarters and the hazy, pastoral, acoustic bliss of Paper Mache Dream Balloon, Nonagon Infinity sees the Gizzard once again dive head-long into the gonzo freak-beat frenzy that mark both their Heavenly debut I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, and their perpetually in motion, double-drummer propelled live show.

This high-octane, face-melting 9-song collection has been ingeniously crafted as the world’s first infinitely looping LP – each track seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of the opener.

Oh Pep! announce debut album + share single ‘Doctor Doctor’

OhPep_Red

Melbourne duo Oh Pep! have a HUGE year ahead of them. Having just signed to Dualtone Music Group(The Lumineers, Shakey Graves) in the US and announced a giant run of shows across Europe and America, they have now shared with us their incredible new single ‘Doctor Doctor.’

‘Doctor Doctor’ is the first taste of an indie-pop masterpiece with the DNA of a folk record. Their obsession with great songs, regardless of genre, has led them to write and record an album with limitless horizons. Stadium Cake which is due for release in July 2016 is now available for pre-order in limited edition coloured vinyl here.

Stream ‘Doctor Doctor‘ via Spotify | Apple Music 
Purchase ‘Doctor Doctor‘ via iTunes | Google Play

Car Seat Headrest announces ‘Teens Of Denial’ + shares ‘Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales’

Car Seat Headrest is excited to announce the release of Teens of Denial out Friday 20 May via Matador Records / Remote Control Records.

Teens of Denial is the thirteenth album in Car Seat Headrest’s (aka 23-year-old Will Toledo) oeuvre, second on Matador, and first to be recorded in a proper studio with a full band and producer (Steve Fisk).

On DenialToledo moves from bedroom pop to something approaching classic-rock grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal) narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars, Pavement and William Onyeabor. By turns tender and caustic, empathetic and solipsistic, literary and vernacular, profound and profane, self-loathing and self-aggrandizing, he conjures a specifically 21st century mindset, a product of information overload, the loneliness it can foster, and the escape music can provide.

After teasing Teens of Denial in February with the release of single ‘Vincent,’ Car SeatHeadrest has dropped its second single off Denial, the hugely hooky ‘Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales.’

 

Søren Juul announces ‘This Moment’ + shares ‘Dear Child’

Soren Juul Announcement Image

 

Danish artist Søren Juul will release his new album This Moment on Friday 17 June via 4AD / Remote Control Records.

This is his first album under his own name, having previously recorded under the moniker Indians. It’s a deeply personal account of Juul’s life over a tumultuous three-year period, and a first taste of the record can be heard today, the track ‘Dear Child’.

As IndiansJuul scored the song ‘Oblivion‘ for the major motion picture The Fault In Our Stars, composed works for the Copenhagen Philharmonic and was nominated in four categories for the prestigious Danish music awards, Gaffa PrisenJuul has toured the world with Julia Holter, Beirut and Perfume Genius.

Listen to ‘Dear Child’ on: Spotify | Apple Music | Google Play 
Buy on iTunes

Tim Hecker shares new single ‘Black Phase’

Tim Hecker

 

Tim Hecker, the pioneering electronic composer has today shared a second track, album closer Black Phase’ from his eighth studio album Love Streams, out next Friday 8 April via 4AD / Remote Control.

As with its predecessor, the cavernous Castrati Stack, the influence of 15th century choral scores strongly resonate on Black Phase’, which showcases the voices of the Icelandic Choir Ensemble dissolving into a darkly hypnotic dissonance

Listen to ‘Black Phase onSpotify | Apple Music | Google Play
Buy on iTunes | Google Play
Check out Hecker’s selection of his past and current collaborators on Spotify, ranging from Johann Johannsson, Ben Frost, Oneohtrix Point Never and more. Listen to the playlist here.

Steve Gunn announces ‘Eyes On The Lines’ + shares ‘Conditions Wild’

Matador Records and Remote Control are excited to announce the release of Steve Gunn’s new album ‘Eyes On The Lines’, out Friday 3 June. To celebrate, Gunn has shared the first single from the record ‘Conditions Wild.’

Gunn’s music has always embraced expanse and movement, springing from the simple and profound relationship between humans and their environment. Eyes On The Lines, his Matador debut and follow-up to the pastoral and highly acclaimed Way Out Weather, is Gunn’s most explicit ode to the blissful uncertainty of adventure yet.

Accompanied by a full band – Nathan Bowles (drums, banjo, organ), Hans Chew (wurlitzer), James Elkington (guitar, lap steel, dobro), Mary Lattimore (harp), Jason Meagher (bass, guitar, flute), Paul Sukeena (guitar), Justin Tripp (bass, keyboards), John Truscinski (drums) – ‘Eyes On The Lines’ presents Gunn embracing his urban surroundings through a series of songs that showcase his extraordinary ability to match inventive hooks to deftly constructed melodies full of personality.

Day of the Dead share five tracks

unnamed-18On May 20th, 4AD will release Day of the Dead – a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. Today 5 of the album’s 59 tracks have been made available via instant grat with album pre-order, on streaming services and accompanied by a series of videos directed by Michael Brown, Nick Ciontea, and Christopher Bartlett.

The five songs shared today include the first new music from The War on Drugs since 2014’s critically-acclaimed Lost In The Dream with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s 1987 hit ‘Touch of Grey’. Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis combine with the backing of the in-house band (featuring 4/5 of the National) that contributed to numerous recordings on the compilation, to cover 1971’s ‘Sugaree’. Former Grateful Dead member Bruce Hornsby collaborates with Justin Vernon and DeYarmond Edison, Justin’s reunited first band including Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, for ‘Black Muddy River‘. Courtney Barnett puts her characteristic slant on ‘New Speedway Boogie’, off the back of numerous accolades for 2015’s GRAMMY-nominated album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.  For today’s final taste of the full album, The National cover Bonnie Dobson’s ‘Morning Dew’, a Grateful Dead staple since 1967, one of two songs that they contributed to the compilation.

Pre-order Day Of The Dead CD | iTunes | Google Play
Stream Day Of The Dead Spotify 

Kaytranada announces debut album 99.9% & shares single ‘Bus Ride’

kaytranada

After teasing its release at SXSW this week, KAYTRANADA is back to share details of his highly anticipated debut album 99.9%. Due Friday 6th May via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records, the album finds the Haitian born, Montreal raised producer delivering on the promise of his early self-released EPs and remixes.

Since the age of fourteen, when he first began to DJ and when his brother introduced him to music production software, his output has been relentless. He explains, “after he showed me the basics, from that day on I couldn’t stop making beats,” pumping out a handful of tracks per day for the next couple of years.

Having released singles like ‘Drive Me Crazy‘ with Vic Mensa and ‘Leave Me Alone‘ with Shay LiaKAYTRANADA has since cemented his reputation and his sound; an undeniable swing of the drums comparable to Dilla’s, a signature soulful touch in the melodies, and a healthy dose of funky bass lines.

99.9% continues that tradition, and new track ‘Bus Ride,’ which features acclaimed percussionist/producer Karriem Riggins as well as rising Toronto vocalist River Tiber, demonstrates that KAYTRANADA has stayed within his canon while demonstrating growth on the new album.

Stream ‘Bus Ride’ Spotify | Apple Music | Google Play
Buy ‘Bus Ride’ iTunes | Google Play